Monday, April 5, 2010

April Midtown Events 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 1-11, 2010
Orchid Daze: Towers of Flowers
Location: Atlanta Botanical

General Admission: $15

This year, the event, which each winter showcases plants in the Fuqua Orchid
Center – the largest collection of species orchids in the United States –
features towering columns and vertical walls spilling with colorful and
exotic orchids.

April 5-9, 2010

Spring Break Camp
Piedmont Park


General Admission: $200

Spring Break Camp is filled with excitement and fun. Campers will enjoy a variety of activities, including:• Park Safaris • Environmental Education • Science Labs • Atlanta History • Sports • Story Time • Archeology

April 6-10, 2010

Studio Spring Break
High Museum of Art

Need something to do with this kids this spring break? Stop by the High and explore The Allure of the Automobile exhibition. After you’ve perused the cars, head to the Greene Family Education Center to create your own take-home car! Free with Museum admission and free for members

April 6- 11, 2010
Fox Theatre: South Pacific
8pm – 10pm
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. Tickets $18 to $57. (404) 881-2100

Beginning April 8, 2010
Ecco: Garlic Nation
At Ecco, we cannot imagine cooking without garlic; we happily admit we are among its biggest fans. That’s why we’ve created this special, limited-time-only menu that celebrates garlic in all its splendid glory, whether it’s the star or the side dish. So stand up, be counted, be a proud member of the garlic nation!
5:30-10:00 pm

April 8, 2010
Shakespeare Tavern: The Taming of the Shrew (April 8-May 9)
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Welcome to the Bard’s famous comedic “battle of the sexes.” Will Petruchio be able to tame his Kate, turning the “shrew” into a doting wife, or will the lady hold fast to her wild, independent ways? ASC’s Taming of the Shrew is a guaranteed evening of laughter and love. 404-874-5299

April 8-11, 2010

Steve Hofstetter (all age show)
Laughing Skull Lounge (Next to Vortex Midtown)

877.LAFF.AT.U (877.523.3288)

Steve Hofstetter - One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the 29-year-old humorist also just released his third album and his third book. The book is titled "National Lampoon's Balls!" Thankfully, It's a sports book. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times,, and, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.

April 10, 2010
Alliance Theatre: Lookingglass Alice (till May 2)
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Lookingglass Alice Adapted and Directed by David Catlin Produced in association with Lookingglass Theatre Company Defy logic – and gravity – in a topsy-turvy, timeless tale of a little girl who journeys through the looking glass to become a queen. Marvel as Alice floats, falls, and flies overhead in a radically reconfigured Alliance Stage. It’s a dizzyingly playful feat of ingenious wonder, peppered with playful acrobatics certain to awaken the kid in all of us. Once you pass through this looking glass, you may never want to come back out! “...endlessly inventive...” – Variety “...eye-catching entertainment...” – The New York Times (404) 733-4650

April 1-11, 2010

The Last Cargo Cult

The Alliance Theatre is thrilled to welcome master storyteller and nationally acclaimed solo performer Mike Daisey with his latest monologue, The Last Cargo Cult. In it, he tells the true-life unbelievable tale of a religion created by Pacific Islanders around abandoned American military bases. Daisey traveled to the South Pacific to meet and live with these islanders, and he weaves their stories of trust, belief and sympathetic magic against our own culture’s version of the cargo cult: the story of our current international financial crisis. The Last Cargo Cult uses both worlds to tell a darkly hilarious and shockingly true story that examines our universal desire to accumulate goods and power. The monologue is created and performed by Mike Daisey, and directed by his longtime collaborator, Jean-Michele Gregory.

April 11, 2010

2010 Allie Awards site
Loews Atlanta

(404) 745-5000

General Admission: $120/person, $1,500/table of 10

The 20th Annual Allie Awards, recognizing outstanding examples of quality and creativity in Atlanta’s event industry, will be held April 11, 2010 at the new Loews Atlanta Hotel. The event, presented by the Atlanta Chapters of the International Special Events Society and National Association of Catering Executives, will present 33 awards in six disciplines - event planning, design, cuisine, entertainment, technical production and enhancements. This prestigious awards competition strives for the highest degree of excellence in event planning and catering. Over the past 20 years, The Allies have helped raise the standards and quality of Atlanta’s event industry.

April 11, 2010

Family Day: Cars, Cars, Cars!
High Museum of Art

Beep beep! Steer your way to the High for The Allure of the Automobile exhibition before it zooms out of our galleries. "Ooh" and "ahh" over eighteen of the world's coolest cars. After you cruise through the galleries, pull over for our special hands-on activities. Put on your grease-monkey uniform and decorate an art car, listen to racing stories from a real racecar driver, dance to some hip tunes, and design an original hood ornament.

April 15, 2010
Wine Dinner at ONE Midtown Kitchen
Thursday, April 15th, ONE. midtown kitchen will host a wine dinner with George Foote of Stags Leap Wine Cellars! Dinner will be served in the Overlook Room and includes 5 courses, each with its own wine pairing, starting with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and finishing with the delectable 'Fay' Cabernet Sauvignon. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and the cost is $75 per person, not including tax or gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation visit or call 404.892.4111.

April 15-17, 2010

Midori Performs Mendelssohn; Beethoven's Regal "Eroica"
Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts

Midori Performs Mendelssohn; Beethoven's Regal "Eroica"Ticket Prices: $25 - $80Thu, Apr 15, 2010 8:00 PMFri, Apr 16, 2010 8:00 PMSat, Apr 17, 2010 8:00 PMRevived to acclaim at the 2005 Salzburg Festival, Die Gezeichneten ("The Branded") is Franz Schreker's 1918 opera of sex, death, and artistic creativity. The wondrously talented Midori plays the brilliant Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and German-born Maestro Zagrosek concludes with Beethoven's resounding symphonic salute to all things heroic.

April 15-23, 2010

2010 Atlanta Film Festival
Visit Website
Landmark Midtown Art


General Admission: $10 - $425

The 34th Atlanta Film Festival will be 9 days of films, parties, coffeehouse conversations, as well as networking and gala events, all done ATL style. All Access and Festival Passes now on sale. Tickets and official lineup available on in March. Screening a wide selection of shorts, features and documentaries, this Oscar (r) qualifying festival, has something for every film lover. Visit for more information.

April 16, 2010
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
April 16 : 12 p.m. - 9 p.m
April 17 : 10 a.m. - 9 p.m
April 18 : 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival moved back to Piedmont Park in 2009. Since its beginning, the festival has grown into a three-day event featuring entertainment, food vendors, a kids village, canine competitions and the ever-popular artists market. Best of all, admission is free at this event.

April 16, 2010
The Dogwood Homegrown Comedy Binge Finale
Piedmont Park
General Admission: $12 adv; $15 door
Every Wednesday, March 17 through April 7, local comedians will compete at Laughing Skull, for a spot as one of the four weekly winners. The 20 finalists duke it out at Laughing Skull on Wednesday, April 14 for a place in the championship at the Dogwood Festival. See website for ticket information. (web)

April 17, 2010
Atlanta Rollergirls
5 p.m and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Yaarab Shrine Center
Price: $15 per bout, $25 for doubleheader and $50 for VIP seating
In April, at the second home match of the 2010 season, defending champions the Toxic Shocks take on the Apocalypstix in the first bout. The Sake Tuyas and Denim Demons face off in bout two.

April 17, 2010
Movie on the Meadow
Piedmont Park
Join the Atlanta Film Festival and the Atlanta Dogwood Festival as we bring the tradition of outdoor screenings BACK to Piedmont Park with the 50th Anniversary celebration of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO! See it on the big screen, in glorious black and white, as we turn the Movie on the Meadow into a field of screams at this FREE event! Presented with support from Comcast and Southern Outdoor Screen.

April 17-18, 2010
2010 Friends of Dogwood Pavilion
Piedmont Park
The Friends of Dogwood Pavilion, a local restaurant tasting and wine sampling area will once again open the doors to some of the city’s best cuisine during the 74th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival on April 17 & 18th. Open Saturday and Sunday during the festival, the Friends of Dogwood is a ticketed area. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or for $30 at the door. “Friends With Benefits” tickets are an additional $20 and include an open bar ticket from 1:00 – 9:00 pm. This year the “Friends Of Dogwood” program will be held indoors at the newly renovated Greystone event facility.

April 21, 2010
Earth Day Party on Land Website
General Admission: $50.00 per person
EarthShare of Georgia’s Earth Day Party is Atlanta's premiere Earth Day event, bringing together a diverse group of grassroots environmentalists, devoted philanthropists, and business professionals. Enjoy live music, food by Whole Foods Market, and an Eco-silent auction stocked with deals on eco-friendly products, unique getaways, outdoor gear, and jewelry. Proceeds for the evening benefit EarthShare of Georgia, Georgia's only dedicated environmental fund. Register online at

April 22-25, 2010
Theo Von (all age show)
Laughing Skull Lounge (Next to Vortex Midtown)
877.LAFF.AT.U (877.523.3288)
Theo Von is a Louisiana native whom you may recognize from Comedy Central’s ‘Reality Bites Back’, NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 4, or Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Theo attended many universities including Louisiana State, Loyola of New Orleans, University of Arizona, Semester at Sea, College of Charleston, and Santa Monica College.

April 29-30, 2010
Marshall Chiles and Friends! (all age show)
Laughing Skull Lounge (Next to Vortex Midtown)
877.LAFF.AT.U (877.523.3288)
Marshall Chiles and Friends! - The house comedian at The Laughing Skull is none other than Marshall Chiles. You have seen him if you have been going to shows at the Skull, or went to The Funny Farm, or at some of the comedy shows at The Tabernacle, Fox, and other venues around town. Marshall is hosting a comedy showcase of ten (10) of the best comedians around town. These showcases are the types of shows done in New York City & LA on a regular basis. Atlanta has a very strong comedy talent pool and now you can experience it first hand. You will see comedians doing 5-7+ minutes each, so if you don't like the comic, don't worry, he is almost done!

April 30, 2010
On Broadway with Marvin Hamlisch
Atlanta Symphony Hall at Woodruff Arts
On Broadway with Marvin Hamlisch$20 - $53Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-arranger-singer Marvin Hamlisch toasts his 65th birthday as only he can, celebrating his famous collaborations with Barbra and Liza, show-stopping, one-man shows, and landmark musicals including A Chorus Line.

Entire Month of April

The Portrait Unbound: Photographs by Robert Weingarten
High Museum of
General Admission: $18
In The Portrait Unbound, Weingarten has created photographs that are highly sophisticated digital compositions of imagery that allude to specific interests, achievements or moments within the subject's life. The result is a unique and compelling composite of images which describes the subject through biographical rather than physical information.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Retrospective
High Museum of Art
Henri Cartier-Bresson Retrospective February 19 through May 15, 2011 This first full retrospective in the U.S. in 30 years will showcase Cartier-Bresson's inventive work of the early 1930s that helped define the creative potential of modern photography and his uncanny ability to capture life on the run. Following an exquisite presentation of the best of his early work, the exhibition will be organized into a series of distinct sections. The exhibition is organized by MoMA, where it will debut in Spring 2010.

Toddler Thursday
High Museum of
Experience this popular pre-school art education program! Bring your child to look at works of art and create a masterpiece to take home. Drop by any time and stay as long as you like. A treat for parents and toddlers! No registration required. Free with museum general admission.


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